Stolen Paintings (2-8 players) is a new party game from designer Bruno Faidutti (Citadels, Incan Gold and many others) that will test your concentration, memory and nerve. The game includes 200 works of art from some of the world’s most famous artists.
In Stolen Paintings, players take turns playing as a thief attempting to steal and auction off paintings from a museum display. The other players are detectives who attempt to spot the paintings stolen before they are auctioned. The thief earns points for each painting they sneak by the detectives, and the detectives earn points for paintings they correctly identify as stolen. Whoever earns the most points as both a thief and as a detective wins. In addition to the basic game, the rulebook contains rules for and suggestions for the play of ten or more additional games.
HOW TO PLAY
Each round a player takes the role of Thief, and steals 1-3 paintings from the Museum Exhibit. The other players, as Detectives, will them try to spot the stolen painting(s).
To start, shuffle all the Painting Cards together into a face-down deck, then the Thief creates the Museum Exhibit by drawing the first 24 painting cards and placing them face-up in a display. Once all the cards are in place, the Thief turns over the sand timer and all Detectives have this time to observe the paintings.
When the timer runs out, the Detectives must close their eyes. The Thief then steals 1, 2 or 3 paintings from the Exhibit. The Thief then gathers the remaining painting from the Exhibit and discards them from the game. The Detectives keep their eyes closed, while the Thief draws additional paintings from the deck until he has 8 total, including the stolen paintings. The Thief then places all 8 paintings face-up in a row, and assigns each painting a number token. The Thief notes on their score pad which paintings were stolen.
The Detective now open their eyes, and try to determine which of the 8 paintings were stolen from the original Museum Exhibit. Each Detective secretly notes their guess(es) on their score pad, once all Detectives are ready their guesses are revealed. The Thief then reveals which paintings were stolen and Detectives score points for correctly determining the stolen paintings. The Thief will score points for for paintings stolen that are not identified by the Detectives.
The player to the left of the Thief becoming the Thief for the next round. Play continues this way with each player getting a turn as the Thief. After the final round, the player with the most points wins.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
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- 200 oversized Painting cards
- 12 Number tokens
- 50 page (double-sided) Scorepad
- Sand Timer
- Catalog of Paintings
Stolen Paintings features 200 classic works of art on oversized cards and includes more than 10 additional variant and bonus games.